Furthur Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre on 2012-09-30
setlist Set 1
102) Born Cross-Eyed
103) Built To Last
104) Mountain Song
105) Ship of Fools
106) Pride of Cucamonga
107) West L A Fadeaway
108) China Doll
109) Cosmic Charlie
203) Lady With a Fan
204) Saint Stephen
205) The Eleven
206) China Cat Sunflower
207) Unbroken Chain
208) I Know You Rider
209) Stella Blue
210) Terrapin Station
211) Sugar Magnolia
212) Donor Rap
213) Samson and Delilah
Collection FurthurBand/Artist FurthurVenue Shoreline AmphitheatreLocation Mountain View , Ca.Source AT 853 w/ Cardiod Caps and 4.7 k mod>SP-SPBB8>Edirol R-05@24/44.1Lineage R-05>Soungforge9.0>CDWave>TLHTaped by Russ CanslerTransferred by Russ Cansler
10 feet behind soundboard , 10 feet right of center
October 4, 2012
Second Set Mind Melter Agreed!!!!
Been going to shows since 1975, yeah i missed the early years, but have seen some AMAZING SHOWS. Winterland, Red Rocks, New Years, MSG, etc....
This show has a second set, that was as Good as It Gets!
I took my 15 year old son. He can sing along with the best of them and we got bumped up by a friend who works for the place to 10th row Phil's side Center aisle.
Needless to say, the sound was perfect up there. Up in the 200's it was less than spectacular, so pending on where a taper was sitting these recordings may be very different from one another.
This second set sparkled from the opening notes of Terrapin to the very end! The Unbroken Chain stood out as particularly excellent, but what can you say? This setlist from the second set is as good as it gets.
First set, from where we were sitting, was slow, uninspiring and rather choppy. But upon listening to this recording, was probably excellent from up front.
4.5 star show, averaging out 1st and 2nd sets.
Thanks for the recording, I've been looking for this since I awoke Monday morning! Great job, captures the essence of being there. Love the crowd going CRAZY over the St. Stephen!!!
Many Blessings to all you heads out there!
October 4, 2012
This one is a face melter, 2nd set in particular is a dream setlist if there ever was one. China Cat > Unbroken Chain > Rider with a Terrapin in the back half... nuff said.
B+ for the sound, and I only say that because the tapes have been so damn crispy on this west coast run and this leaves a bit to be desired in comparison. Many thanks, life is good be good fam!!
October 4, 2012
good times in the bay
going in, i had high hopes for this show, being the only one on the tour in the bay area, and the only one i would be able to make it to. i was not disappointed. the boys put together on hell of a show, with phil leading the charge and the rest of the crew digging in with some fantastic stuff.
first set had some really fine moments - pride of cucamonga - being a big highlight for me, and a really bad ass west la fadeaway which bobby came at with some serious attitude. ship of fools had a more bouncy, danceable feel than most i've heard, and the cosmic charlie to end the set was - well - cosmic. not the best i've heard but a great selection none the less. it left us all thirsty for more, and set the tone for an absolutely huge second set.
My hopes of catching an attics, or comes a time were dashed ahead of time as i noticed them on the edgefield set lists, but i suspected we might be treated to a full terrapin station (i noticed the spiral light of venus rising first and shining best as we entered the shoreline) and perhaps an unbroken chain ( i was sure of the chain after they played cucamonga). little did i expect the whole second set to be a massive terrapin sandwich (sans at a siding, sadly). as those unmistakable first notes came out of the jam, i felt that we were in for something special. no doubt. they jammed a rowdy st steven, and to my delight powered right into the eleven. i'm sure most of us (myself included) prefer the frantic, psychadellic elevens of old, but i have to say i really do enjoy furthur's take on this tune and as with much of their stuff, i'd say the back up singers add a really nice element.
and then the meat of this show - a spectacular china cat>unbroken chain>i know you rider. i would say enough said, but i dont actually think enough can be said. forgive the cliche, but this passage here was worth the price of admission. china cat was mellow to start and as the pace picked up, i was ready for that delirious transition into rider. but instead, they let off the gas and switched gears all together - slipping effortlessly into that heartbreakingly beautiful tune that we love so much. a very special moment despite the fact that chain has become a staple of furthur's repertoire. the jam is relentless and features some excellent work by jk, jeff (my god that man can play the keys) and of course phil chapman lesh. the jam at the end starts tenderly and builds up a serious head of steam, paving the way for a fun i know you rider to bring us back to earth. this was a phil show all the way, and he lead us forth into a touching stella blue. jk (a truly great musician in his own right) really channeled his inner jerry to sing this one. while i was catching my breath here, i practically forgot about the dangling terrapin. the way furthur has treated this tune, i would not have been surprised if they decided not to return to it.
but oh, did they ever return to it. this was the moment for me. if the chain was beautiful, this was sublime. they start to hint at it at the end of stella and then it builds and then...
wow. wow. just brilliant. transcendent. magic. we achieved liftoff. now, i won't complain about a sugar mag ending - it was a fun way to help us reenter the stratosphere, but i have to say i would have preferred if they had finished with at a siding - making it a full blown complete terrapin station. alas, sugar mags was a blast and the samson encore was fun too. this was a great time. the second set was rapturous, and of all the shows i've been to in the last 10 years - only 7-11-10 at the mann center in philly can top it. i give 4.5 stars for a fantastic show, a great recording, and an awesome time. thank you to the tapers - you folks do some seriously important work and do it well. and major thanks to bobby and phil for carrying on the music of the greatest band to ever step foot on a stage. phil, bobby, we love you boys - jerry would be proud, and we have so much to be grateful for.